Higger, Michael

   American talmudic scholar. He was born in Lithuania and emigated to the US in 1915. He served as consultant to the law committee of the Rabbinical Assembly of America. He edited minor treatises of the Talmud and compiled all of the baraitot and the non-Mishnaic tannaitic statements found in the Babylonian and the Palestinian Talmuds.

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